Update: According to our sources at MCP, “the original Counterpoint remains in the south.” Counterpoint posted on facebook late last night, “We know that there are a lot of rumors going around and want to be clear that Atlanta is, and always will, be the home of CounterPoint. We have a lot of exciting news to come in the next few months and can’t wait to share it with you all. Stay tuned for more info coming soon. It’s going to be a big 2013!” This means there will almost definitely be a version of Counterpoint in Upstate New York. While the festival wasn’t exactly “moved”, the festival did obtain conditional approval at Winston Farms under the Counterpoint name.
Counterpoint Music Festival had their first run last year in secluded area of Atlanta Georgia bringing the biggest names such as: Bassnectar, Avicii, and Pretty Lights. These artists and along with several other fantastic sounds in electronic music gave each and every attendant an unforgettable time. Each person definitely hoped that the festival would become an annual event. Good news music lovers! Formally, Saugerties, New York granted a conditional approval for Counterpoint Music Festival to be held at Winston Farm July 11-13th, 2013. The Winston Farm is located off Route 87, south of Albany. Winston Farm is actually not new to the music festival scene; Winston Farms was the site of the Woodstock 1994 Music Festival.
The conditional approval will be upgraded as soon as the festival producers secure all state and county permits and along with a few other legalities. But this is not new to President and CEO of MCP Presents, Jonathan Fordin. If you did not know MCP Presents also produces Camp Bisco, so the process should not be so unfamiliar. MCP Presents claims they are not in a big rush, but all announcements to the public, including tickets and other information will be available after 2 weeks.
Unbelievable news no doubt for all of us festival heads, especially that Counterpoint Music Festival is actually going to happen sooner, in July, and the festival changed locations! Speculation: now what is the deal with Camp Bisco? January 2012 there were early bird tickets on sale for Camp Bisco in July 2012. So far there is no information on their website www.campbisco.net. Would the MCP Presents executives and producers put these two massive festivals in the same month? Will Camp Bisco be in Atlanta, GA? This is a very exciting time for MCP Presents and stay on the look out for more announcements in the upcoming weeks!